Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mayo Sauce


  • ¾ cup panko
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 10 chicken tenders, cut in half

For the sauce:

  • equal parts honey and real mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip for this recipe or it will taste funny)
  • sea salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the panko, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Whisk the egg in a second bowl with a teaspoon of water.
  3. Drop all the chicken tenders into the bowl with the egg. One at a time pull them out and drop them in the bowl with the panko, making sure that each piece is completely covered in panko before placing it onto the prepared baking sheet. (Keep one hand for pulling the chicken out of the egg and the other for coating it in panko.)
  4. Bake the chicken nuggets in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and set the baking tray on the top shelf in the oven. Broil for 5 minutes, or until the tops are brown and crispy and the chicken nuggets are 165 degrees.

For the honey mayo sauce:

  1. Whisk together equal parts of honey and mayonnaise with a tiny pinch of sea salt.